The University of Bedfordshire officially opened their new STEM building at its Luton Campus on Tuesday 17th September.

The building, which was opened by Lord Robert Winston, will be home to up to 600 new students studying in 6000m2 of teaching space set out over four floors. It includes solar panels that will produce 60,000kwh of zero carbon energy.

Its cutting edge facilities will be used to teach courses such as such as Pharmaceutical and Chemical Science, Nutrition, Biochemistry, and Mechanical Engineering, and it has four computer laboratories and workshops for subjects including automotive engineering, cyber-security and robotics.

The building also hosts a Science and Engineering Outreach Centre to promote the value of science and engineering to local schools and the wider Bedfordshire community.